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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by James P. Johnson
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Performer: James P. Johnson Piano solo. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Durante; Stein; Roth; The Broadway Syncopaters
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eye 1,739
favorite 4
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Blues Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 200Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been...
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Topics: 78rpm, Ragtime, Jazz, Instrumental, Blues, Foxtrot
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Donaldson; Kahn; Deke Moffitt and his 29'ers; Earl Edmonds
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favorite 3
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Instrumental - Featuring Earl Edmonds on Piano. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with NAB. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been...
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Popular, Ragtime
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Chris Hamalton And His Hammond Organ; Biddy; Jerome
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Performer: Chris Hamalton And His Hammond Organ Writer: Biddy; Jerome Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ragtime, 78rpm, Hillbilly
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Cliff Hess; Banta & Hess with Selvin's Orchestra
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favorite 3
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Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 200Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to...
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Charles Thompson
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Composed and Played by Charles Thompson. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with AES. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: Ragtime, 78rpm
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Bob Zurke; Fud Livingston; Bob Zurke and his Delta River Band
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Arr. by Fud Livingston-Styled by Bob Zurke; The Ole Tom Cat of the Keys; Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with AES. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Foxtrot, Ragtime, Jazz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Moffitt; Mossman; Deke Moffitt and his 29'ers; Earl Edmonds
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eye 750
favorite 3
comment 1
Instrumental - Featuring Earl Edmonds on Piano. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with NAB. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Charles Thompson
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favorite 1
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Composed and Played by Charles Thompson. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 700Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Mills; Prince's Orchestra; Sybil Sanderson Fagan
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Played by Prince's Orchestra; Incidental whistling by Sybil Sanderson Fagan. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 200Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
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Topics: 78rpm, ragtime, whistling music, ragtime, whistling music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Turk; Robinson; The Broadway Syncopaters
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eye 675
favorite 1
comment 1
Blues Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 200Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Foxtrot
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by James Brockman; Frisco Syncopators
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eye 592
favorite 0
comment 1
Waltz. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500Hz, Rolloff: 5000Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to...
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Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime, Waltz
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Banta; Frank Banta and The Ambassadors
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favorite 2
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Fox Trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 200Hz, Rolloff: 2120Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 3.3 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Ragtime, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Axel Christensen; Frisco Syncopators
audio
eye 297
favorite 0
comment 1
Waltz. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 500Hz, Rolloff: 5000Hz. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded with the 2.8 mil truncated conical stylus, and has been copied to...
favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Jazz, Waltz, ragtime
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band; Benjamin Spikes; John C. Spikes; Muggsy Spanier; George Brunies; Rod Cless; Ray McKinstry; Pat Pattison; Marty Greenberg; Bob Casey; George Zack
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Writer: John C. Spikes Performer: Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band Fox trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Ragtime
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band; Edgar Dowell; Mamie Medina; Muggsy Spanier; George Brnies; Rod Cless; Ray McKinstry; Pat Pattison; Marty Greenberg; Bob Casey; George Zack
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Writer: Mamie Medina Performer: Muggsy Spanier and his Ragtime Band Fox trot. Digitized from a shellac record, at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record.They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -18.0. The preferred version suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. is the equalized version recorded...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Ragtime
Source: 78